Actress Nidhhi Agerwal is a fresh comer in B-town who is best known for her debut in Munna Michael (2017). An emerging model and a dancer, Nidhhi is leaving no stone unturned to mark her mark in the film industry. Basking in the fame of her first Bollywood film Munna Michael, Nidhhi is now busy with South-Indian films, brand endorsements and commercials. Lets hope to see the actress on the big screen soon. Read on to know more about Nidhhi’s journey into Bollywood.
Nidhhi was born on 17 August 1993 in Hyderabad, India. As of today she is 24 years old.
Nidhhi is around 5’7″ tall and weighs around 55kg. Her eye color is brown and her hair is black in color. She is extremely particular about her fitness routine and does yoga and heavy weightlifting to keep herself fit. Nidhhi believes in eating clean in order to stay fit and hence, prefers low fat home cooked food over any other.
Nidhhi was born in Hyderabad but hails from Bengaluru as that is where she grew up. She completed her schooling from Vidyashilp Academy and Vidya Niketan School. After schooling, Nidhhi went on to pursue a degree in Business Management from Christ University, Bengaluru.
Nidhhi stated in an interview that she always wanted to be an actor. She is a trained ballet, kathak and a belly dancer. She first came into limelight after she participated in Miss Diva 2014 and finished as one of the finalists.
In 2016, Nidhhi was signed as the lead in director Sabbir Khan’s romantic musical film Munna Michael opposite Tiger Shroff and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The movie’s storyline revolved around Michael Jackson fan, Manav “Munna” Roy (Tiger Shroff) who wants to be a great dancer like Michael. In his quest to find his dream, he comes across Mahender Fauji (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who gets impressed by Munna’s dance moves and requests him to teach him. Meanwhile, Dolly (Nidhhi Agerwal), who is a bar dancer is adored by Mahender who loves her. Munna being Mahender’s close friend promises him to convince Dolly to be with him but instead Dolly and Munna fall for each other. The end sees Munna and Dolly performing for a dance competition and embracing their love for each other. The movie did poorly on the box office and Nidhhi’s performance received mixed reviews. “Nidhi Agerwal in her maiden oeuvre is fairly competent. She matches Tiger, step for step.” For her role in Munna Michael, Nidhhi trained very hard for three to four months prior to shooting for the film. She even learned a new dance form. The actress was told to avoid diary products in order to get in shape for the film. Talking about the film, the actress said, “The script is fantastic and has a lot of souls. There is a lot of dancing and I love dancing. I have been very fortunate to get this kind of treatment and atmosphere in just my first film.” She further added that she always wanted to be an actor and Munna Michael is like a dream come true for her.
Nidhhi has recently signed her second Bollywood film with KriArj Entertainment which will be directed by Toilet director Shree Narayan Singh. The name of the film and other particulars are still not disclosed.
In 2018, Nidhhi was seen is her first Telugu action film Savyasachi alongside R. Madhavan and Naga Chaitnya. Nidhhi played the lead character of Chitra who is the love interest of Vikram (Naga Chaitnya). The movie was a hit in the South-Indian film industry and Nidhhi received positive reviews for her performance.
She will soon be seen in the upcoming Telugu romantic film Mr. Majnu. The film will be released on 25 January 2019 and features Nidhhi and Akhil Akkineni in lead roles.
Apart from movies, Nidhhi has done several TV commercials and has featured in several fashion magazines.
Nidhhi has been honored with life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television. In 2018, she received the Zee Cine Award in the category of Best female debut for Munna Michael.
In mid-2017, the actress was under a lot of heat from the housing society of her Bandra flat. Her housing society had asked her to vacate her Bandra flat after they objected her ‘single’ status and her profession of an actor. While Nidhhi didn’t dwell much on the details, she mentioned in an interview that the housing society wasn’t comfortable having an aspiring actress live in the society. Agerwal added that the society is quite conservative and hesitant of renting out houses to models and actors as it suspects that they make money through ‘illegal means.’
Nidhhi has chosen to stay mum when it comes to her private life. Last year, the 24 year old actress was linked to her rumoured boyfriend KL Rahul who is a famous Indian cricketer. They were seen out on dinner dates together a couple of times. When Rahul was asked whether Nidhhi and him are dating, his response was, “Nidhhi and I know each other from college days and we are just good friends.” Nidhhi, on the other hand stated in an interview, “Rahul and I come from the same city and we have been friends for a long time. I’ve known him before I became an actress and he a cricketer. Rumours have never affected me, nor can they affect our friendship.” As of today, the duo remains very close friends and who is to say, something might be cooking between them!
Nidhhi was also linked to actor Harshvardhan Kapoor during the time she was shooting for Munna Michael. The two were seen chatting on coffee dates and were also spotted together several times. Of course, this was just another media hype that left the barrel too quickly only to be never heard of again.
Nidhhi is very active on social media. She has over 2.5 million followers on Instagram and about 63K followers on Twitter. Nidhhi shares a lot of pictures from her photoshoots, pictures with friends and family, her dance and fitness videos and extensively endorses her movies via social media.
- Nidhhi’s favourite hobbies are painting, dancing, horse riding and playing tennis.
- Her favourite actors are Leonardo DiCaprio, Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
- Her favourite movie is Aashiqui 2 and Nidhhi claims that it was the last film that made her cry.
- Nidhhi was made to sign a no dating clause for her role in Munna Michael. She was not allowed to date any man while shooting for the film. This opened up the issue of sexism in Bollywood to which Nidhhi responded by saying that she had no problem with the clause. She added that the clause was merely to make her hundred percent dedicated towards the film.
- She is a very head strong woman and her quotes in life are “make it shine” and “you create your own destiny.”
- Nidhhi loves to socialise with her friends and family. But for her, moments of peace are very important when she’s in the spot light.
- She is a big fan of women’s rights and would love to create laws in favour of women some day.
- Qualities Nidhhi looks for in a man are: he should be genuine, should have a positive outlook and should smell amazing.
- She is a huge animal lover and has a dog named Happy.
- Nidhhi is a perfectionist when it comes to her work. On the sets of Munna Michael, she would rehearse for days continuously non-stop. She even managed to wrap her parts earlier than was expected.
With talented actresses like Nidhhi Agerwal, Bollywood is never going to face a dearth of talent and beauty. Already four movies to her name, Nidhhi is still making her way through the film industry to make her mark. We’re sure the flare in her eyes will never wear out. Kudos to her!